The superstar returns with a new track & details on his next album.
Justin Timberlake’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” roared to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its May 6 release. The cut, from the upcoming animated film Trolls, dropped at midnight ET, leading the list for three hours and remaining in the top 10 for eight hours overall.
The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music.
The pop superstar teased “Feeling” all week on his Twitter page, revealing its title on May 4. Hours before the track’s release, Timberlake offered a “first listen” snippet video with appearances from Timberlake’s Trolls co-stars, including Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani and James Corden.
Timberlake wrote and produced "Can't Stop the Feeling" with Max Martin and Shellback.
“Feeling” has naturally prompted interest in Timberlake’s next studio album, which the hitmaker confirmed is in the works. “I don't know exactly when I'm going to put it out, but yeah, I'm definitely working on a new album," he told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio's morning show. Timberlake mentioned that his home state, Tennessee, could influence much of the album’s musical direction.
“Growing up in Tennessee, very central of the country, Memphis is known as being the birthplace of rock and roll, but also the home of the blues,” the Memphis native said. “But Nashville’s right down the street so there’s a lot of country music.”
Fans have speculated that Little Big Town may play a role in the album, as Timberlake recently posted a selfie on Instagram with the country group’s Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild. In addition, the singer has also shared photos with frequent collaborators Timbaland and Pharrell Williams. Earlier this year, Timberlake notched his first hit on the Country Airplay chart with “Drink You Away,” from The 20/20 Experience -- 2 of 2. The song was promoted to country radio stations after Timberlake performed it at the CMA Awards (Nov. 4, 2015) during a well received medley with Chris Stapleton.
A fifth Timberlake studio album would follow his 2013 two-part album, The 20/20 Experience. Both installments debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.